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Florida landscape photography of a sailboat off the beach during a vibrant sunset in Venice.

By Scott Holstein

Filed under: Landscape Photography

One evening while visiting family, the sunset was shaping up to be interesting. I grabbed the camera to do some landscape photography of the beach sunset in Venice, Florida. The sky was fairly cloudy, and as the sun set, it gave the clouds some nice color. After the sun dipped below the horizon, though, the sunset kept getting better. Although already set, the sun was still lighting the clouds in the west and we got a very vibrant, colorful sky and reflection off of the water. It became one of those amazing sunsets that only come around every once in…

Portrait of actor Tony Hale with a yellow toy duck by Tallahassee photographer Scott Holstein.

By Scott Holstein

I had the opportunity to work with Tallahassee’s Emmy Award-winning actor, Tony Hale, when he visited home recently. Hale is known for playing Buster Bluth on the Fox comedy series Arrested Development and for playing Gary Walsh on the HBO comedy series Veep.

Portrait of Florida Governor Rick Scott in front of the mansion by Tallahassee photographer Scott Holstein.

By Scott Holstein

When 850 business magazine was launched in 2008, I photographed then-Florida Governor Charlie Crist in his office at the Capitol in Tallahassee for the cover of the inaugural issue. As the magazine recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, I had the opportunity to photograph current Florida Gov. Rick Scott on location at the Governor’s Mansion for the cover story of that issue of 850.

Photo of a single Christmas tree glowing on a tree farm by professional photographer Scott Holstein.

By Scott Holstein

Merry Christmas from professional photographer Scott Holstein! I landscape photos of this single Christmas tree shining with lights in a sea of trees on a tree farm in Havana, Florida for the cover of Tallahassee magazine. After I picked the best tree and chose my composition, creative director Larry Davidson and designer Saige Roberts styled it by decorating it with Christmas lights powered by a generator that we hauled on location. I shot at dusk to get a proper exposure so the glow of the Christmas lights stood out in relation to the darker, unlit evergreens in the foreground and…

Photo of cat feeding time at Caboodle Ranch in Florida by editorial photographer Scott Holstein.

By Scott Holstein

Out in Madison County, near a place called Lee, Florida, lived a man with 500 cats. Craig Grant loved cats so much that he bought 30 acres of rural property and opened Caboodle Ranch, a safe haven for unwanted felines. Feral cats, stray cats, abandoned cats, unwanted cats, shelter cats who would otherwise be put down – Grant welcomed them all. Tallahassee magazine caught wind of Grant while doing a story on the effort to trap, fix, and re-release feral cats in Tallahassee. So I headed out to Caboodle Ranch to do some editorial photography for a magazine article of…

Creative photography of a woman’s face reflected in the pupil of her own eye.

By Scott Holstein

Filed under: Personal Projects

One day back in college, I realized I could see my reflection in my own pupil while looking into a mirror. I thought it might make interesting and creative photography so I enlisted fellow photographer Joel Fluty to endure some pretty strong off-camera flash blasts to the face. After sacrificing Joel’s vision, I determined that it was theoretically possible to make a portrait of someone’s reflection inside their own eye, but it would not be easy to accomplish. I recently revisited the idea with some better equipment and a handful of patient models. This was indeed a very technically difficult…

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